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Offline brads70

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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2013 - 11:07:45 pm »

No it's not photoshopped.  I have over 50 pictures from two Japanese owners.

 :2thumbs:  Just for reference.... I paid just over $2700 to ship my Challenger from CA to me here in Ontario, Canada? So 4500 is not that bad all things considered!  :2thumbs:
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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2013 - 11:08:31 pm »
Since the car is overseas the price is going to be more then average. Do I think it's overpriced Yes.

The Stripes cool, if it were mine I'd change it to black but that's me. Would keep the louvers for sure.
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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2013 - 11:08:55 pm »
Hey...If I'm the only one that thinks this T/A is only worth $35k - $40K.......  :villagers: Then ignore me.

Like others have said....Being your Father's car, it's obiviously PRICELESS to you...

If you have the funds, then the actual value doesn't matter.

Like I said, in my opinion you're paying a $30K premium for your Father's car... :2cents:

Never once did I say I was paying what he was asking.. There is a language barrier and time zone barrier, we haven't started negotiations yet.  Yes I am wiling to pay more than what you guys are saying it's worth, but not 30k more. 
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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2013 - 11:13:58 pm »
The shipping price seems pretty fair.  Hope you work a deal and get the car.  Would make a great article for a magazine.
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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2013 - 11:20:42 pm »
The shipping price seems pretty fair.  Hope you work a deal and get the car.  Would make a great article for a magazine.

Also, I am arranging shipping, that's just one quote. Once I have a deal finalized, I will do some more checking, if anyone has contacts involved with importing/exporting cars, it would be great to have a bunch of leads.
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Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2013 - 11:28:22 pm »
Best if luck with being able to come to an agreement on a price & hopefully you can get the car back!!! :cheers:


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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2013 - 12:37:01 am »
With importing, one thing you have to consider are customs and import fee's/taxes/duty etc once landed on your end. Be sure to look at that, as it won't be included in that shipping quote.


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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2013 - 01:47:41 pm »
Welcome rxapple!  That is quite a story and I applaud you on your efforts to recover your fathers car!  I would probably do the same if I was in your position.  I wish you luck and hope that it all works out as you have planned.  Look forward to your updates!   :bigsmile:

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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2013 - 06:58:44 pm »
Who knows how much more they are tacking on the price, if they even are upping the price because it's your dad's old car.  Like someone mentioned, who knows what the market is like over there for these cars.  Only thing I know for sure is that there are not many of those cars in Japan vs over here.

If it were me, as mentioned before, the car being your dads's old car, it is priceless.  If you can afford it, go for it.  You wouldn't want to have any regrets or thoughts like, "Yeah, I found my dad's old Challenger T/A but I didn't feel like spending the extra $$$ to get it back." and kick yourself for the rest of your life.  Your dad only had this one Challenger T/A and if it's something really special, go for it.  :grinyes:

One Debbie Downer thing to mention though as far as transporting it: I guess I would be really worried about people potentially taking it for joyrides or messing with it.  Make sure you go with a very reputable company.  There is a member here (Sledge Hammer) that sold his Challenger to someone I think in France and the car ended up getting stolen by people who worked the docks.  Not trying to scare you but just want to to be careful.

It's a beautiful car.  Hope all works out for you and you'll be happy.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2013 - 01:00:00 am »
Just for reference I shipped my Car from Georgia to my front door in Australia using http://www.schumachercargo.com/car-shipping/ There shipping was painless and the car arrived in perfect condition
It was $1000 from Georgia to the LA docks (where the battery went flat, +$50 pushing fee)
Than $1526 to Sydney dock
Than 400, to my front door.
Total $2926 with an additional $1200 in customs

Schumacher also shipped my Brother's Camaro from Ohio for a similar price. When funds are sufficient and I import another car I'll defiantly use Schumacher again.

Good luck!
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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2013 - 02:01:39 am »
As noted, White Stripes were not stock on T/A's, but must admit I really like the White Stripes in this instance given they match up well with the Rare White VT. 

Best of success with your negotiations.
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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #41 on: January 08, 2013 - 12:08:06 pm »
Awesome story!   Hope you get it.

more info please.  More pics.

I can only see one image.

Is there an image of the fender tag?   
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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2013 - 11:26:25 am »
Just an update for everyone.

I have agreed to purchase the vehicle.  The deposit has been sent and airfare has been booked.  I'll be heading to Japan on January 21.  Super excited, thank you all for all of your support.

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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2013 - 11:54:14 am »
Wooo-hooo!!!!  Hope the car is as great as you hope it to be!  :thumbsup:   :bananasmi
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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2013 - 12:08:10 pm »
that`s great news  :2thumbs:  congrats !
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